The EU's journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention has continued in Strasbourg.
The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when a
MEPs voted to adopt a report containing recommendations relevant to the mental health of LGBTI people.
ILGA-Europe are extremely disappointed to see that the need for a more open, equal and principled European Union appears to be taking a back seat to political games.
Several equality and non-discrimination NGOs have written to MEPs ahead of next week's hearing.
Today, the European Parliament adopted the Report on the Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2015 when they gathered in plenary in Strasbourg.
On 7-8 December, ILGA-Europe were pleased to host a study visit on Freedom of Assembly and Pride Marches, a staple of the LGBTI movement since the 1960s that in recent years has faced new challenges and limitations.
The state of emergency continues in Turkey, with increasing repression of opposition, activists and media voices. Over 370 NGOs were shut down at the start of November allegedly for suspected terrorist ties.
On 14-15 November, ILGA-Europe hosted an EU study visit for LGBTI rights activists from the Western Balkans.
On 12 April, ILGA-Europe are co-organising an event with the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights and the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup of the European Parliament.